We finally decided to have radiant radiant floors installed instead of a heater.
- My husband and I debated a lot about the costs and pros and cons before deciding to call a heating specialist to come out and look everything over and supply us a quote.
The misses was actually happy that my buddy and I were installing a heating system that would not be so drying as the heating system my buddy and I were so used to. I liked the idea of even heat. But then, the specialist asked if my buddy and I wanted cooling floors as well. He explained that the cooling floors would have to work in tandem with our forced air conditioning however that a lot of people like that option as well. I immediately said no. My husband said yes. I know my buddy and I now have something else to discuss before my buddy and I settle on a device to hook up to the pipes that will be under the floors. I actually don’t see the need for this addition if my buddy and I still have to use our regular a/c too. The Heating as well as A/C specialist explained that hot air rises and cool air sinks so only cooling the floors will not cool the whole house. However, he also stated that cooling the floors would make the forced air device work more effectively and more uniformly. I am just not sure it is worth the extra cost or that my buddy and I would actually be saving money on or cooling bill if my buddy and I have two cooling systems running all winter. My husband thinks my buddy and I should go for it now or my buddy and I will regret it later. She says my buddy and I don’t have to run the underfloor cooling system if my buddy and I don’t want to.